Pygmy bark clothes
1. Making of
bark clothes.
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in the rainforest
African Pygmies   > Baka Pygmies   > Daily activities

Other Works and Activities

Material culture, making of
tools and huts, toys, medicines

(Baka Pygmies of Cameroon,
Gabon and Congo)
Photos, texts and audio recordings
by Luis Devin
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Soundscape: voices in a Baka camp. In the background, insects
and birds of the surrounding rainforest (Baka Pygmies of Cameroon).
Pygmy Mancala, sowing game
Pygmy toy - Wooden toy-car)
2. Sowing game, similar to a Mancala game.
3. Wooden toy-car, with steering wheel.
Pygmy traditional medicine
4. Preparing traditional remèdes
with forest products, in order
to treat gastro-intestinal disorders.
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Pygmy leaf hut
Hut made of mud bricks
5. Construction of a hemispherical hut
with forest leaves, typical of the
Baka and other Pygmy peoples.
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6. Structure of a mud hut .
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along forest roads

Wooden Pygmy axe
7. Making the wooden
handle of an ax.
Pygmy pirogues and canoes, construction and use
8. - 10. Construction and use of pirogues
from large tree trunks.
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The author:
Music anthropologist and writer, he has carried out field research in central Africa, where he lived with the Baka Pygmies and other forest peoples, whose music, rituals and survival strategies he has been studying for more than a decade.

Baka Pygmy works and activities, with photos and ethnographic notes (Baka Pygmies of Cameroon, Gabon and Congo).

Photos, texts and audio recordings by Luis Devin.
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The time in the tropical rainforests of the Western Congo Basin, where the Baka Pygmy people live, is 14:56. Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).

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